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to your August issue. Anyone hot? The
only place to be right now is in water, at
any given opportunity. I think my children
may start to grow fins. Don't get me wrong,
I love it! It's been an interesting month,
we met with young entrepreneurs, Karan
and Maria Kumar, who showed us their
various business ventures and had a lovely
afternoon in the new-look Cabanas. It was
well worth the boat journey across the Ria
Formosa lagoon to Cabanas beach, a first
for me and the family. In the evening the
boardwalk was buzzing with people, eating,
drinking and taking in the lovely view. We
visited the GeoJardim Garden Centre, a
little delight, with the new owner Diogo's
enthusiasm and knowledge, it's sure to be a
success. As usual we bring you golf tips, a
scrumptious dish, health advice, sporting
news and much, more. Have a lovely, safe
Richard Bassett Snr.
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Get up to date on the
latest East Algarve news!
Meet Karan and Maria.
Churchill the Musical.
Katrina Rose exhibits.
Healthy Barbeque food.
Geo Jardim garden centre.
A revived village.
Property of the month.
Furnishing with naturals.
Using the colour wheel.
Restaurant O Monte.
A one dollar story.
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The latest from Chris Wright.
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Things to do
Loulé: Every Saturday.
Estoi: 2nd Sunday of the
1st Sunday of the month.
Quelfes: 4th and 5th Sun-
days of the month.
Tavira: 3rd Saturday of
Vila Nova de Cacela: 3rd
Sunday of the month.
2nd Saturday of the
Sta Catarina: 4th Sunday
of the month.
2010 bank holidays and festivals
Here’s your handy cut out & keep guide to the 2010 bank holidays and
festivals, with compliments of East Algarve magazine.
Carnival/Shrove Tuesday......... 16 Feb
Maundy Thursday........................1 Apr
Good Friday, ................................2 Apr
Easter Sunday..............................4 Apr
Liberation Day (Sunday)............25 Apr
Labour Day, (Saturday).............. 1 May
Corpus Christi, (Thursday)......... 3 Jun
National Day in Portugal,
(Thursday)................................. 10 Jun
Assumption Day, (Sunday).......15 Aug
Republic Day, (Tuesday)..............5 Oct
All Saints’ Day, (Monday)...........1 Nov
Independence Restoration Day,
Christmas Eve...........................24 Dec
Christmas Day, (Saturday).......25 Dec
ALCOUTIM - Music in the square,
11/8, 18/08, 25/8, Praca da Repub-
lica, T 281 540 500.
MONTE GORDO - V.R STO. AN-
TONIO Theatre Company, 12/08,
13/08, 20/08, 25/08, 22h30, Monte
TAVIRA - Music in the Churches,
14/08, 21/08, 28/08, 19h00, Cha-
pel of Santa Ana and Misericordia
MONTE GORDO - Michael Jack-
son Dance Tribute, 11/08, 15/08,
26/08, 22h30, Monte Gordo Casino.
MONTE GORDO - The 4 Ele-
ments of the Zodiac, 18/08, 19/08,
21/08, 22/08, 22h30, Monte Gordo
Olhão - Photography, Ria For-
mosa by Helio Ramos, Until 31/08,
Real Marina Hotal and Spa.
São Brás de Alportel - Flu-
rovision Display of Work by Isk-
ender Hoffman, Norman Jainrath,
Pez e Joi, Until 31/08, 18h00-
00h00, Gallery Flurovision.
São Brás de Alportel - Mo-
ments Exhibtion of Paintings by
Octavio Lourenco, Until 31/08,
São Brás de Alportel -
Painting Exhibiton, Nostalgia For
My Homeland by Maria Madalena
Gaspar, Until 31/08, 17h00, Munici-
ALCOUTIM - Sailing Ascent and
Descent of the Guadiana, 28/08-
29/08, Guadiana River.
TAVIRA - 19th Mar Azul Race,
29/08, Tavira Island.
Olhão - Shellfish Festival - 10/08
- 15/08, 19h30 - 01h30, 8 euros,
MANTA ROTA - Seven Suns
Seven Moons, Until 19/08, 22h00,
TAVIRA - 33rd Luz De Tavira
International Folk Music Festi-
val, 27/08-28/08, 21h30, Largo da
Praca da Republica.
TAVIRA - 7th Fair of Bric a Brac
and Antiques, 21/08 - 29/08,
19h00-01h00, Rua Do Cais.
TAVIRA - Entertainment, Until
31/08, 22h00, Praca Da Republica.
LOULÉ - Whit Night, 28/08, City
CASTRO MARIM - Medieval Days
of Castro marim, 26/08-29/08,
Don't miss the spectacular Olhão
Shellfish festival, 10th-15th August
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Plagues have been swarming in
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Vila Real de Santo Antonio in the
last few weeks. Tourists were left
with no option but to leave the
Monte Gordo campsite because
of the infestation. The particular
species of mosquitos, however, do
not spread disease. "The species
develops in brackish water, such
as that found in estuaries and
marshes, and does not present
a health risk. However, they have
been described as a real nuisance”,
according to the Vila Real Public
Service department. The water
authorites are attempting to solve
the problem and prevent future
plagues, but this would involve the
creation of a drainage system and
use of biological larvacide in specific
areas before the mosquitos hatch.
A spokesman for Vila Real de Santo
António Câmara said: “The City
Council is reinforcing pest control
in all public spaces, especially in
green areas. After this incident, the
use of biological larvicide will be
used more frequently to prevent the
breeding of the mosquito larvae.”
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Algarve stadium could
The running of the Algarve
Stadium – recently dubbed a
“white elephant” – could soon be
handed over to a private company.
The plan comes as a way of easing
the burden of high maintenance
costs, currently paid for by Loulé
and Faro Town Halls.
Originally built for football
matches during the “Euro 2004”
championship, the stadium has
rarely been used since – only now
and then to stage concerts, fairs and
annual sports events, like the “Taça
da Liga” (Football League Cup), or
Nevertheless, maintenance costs –
paying grounds staff, and paying off
bank loans – are claimed to be as
much as three million euros per year
(1.5 million for each town hall).
It’s an “unsustainable situation”, says
Loulé’s mayor Seruca Emídio – thus a
public tender is due to go out within
the next six months to find a private
group or company to take over the
concession for running the place.
According to Faro mayor Macário
Correia, there are already three
groups interested in taking over; one
Portuguese, one Brazilian and one
All three are amenable to paying
the local councils an annual fee
and promoting their own events –
on the basis that events of regional
or national interest must have
“No” to A22 tolls say Algarve’s Mayors
Manuel da Luz, the president of
Portimão Town Council, has
threatened to join forces with other
mayors of the Algarve and take the
Government to the Supreme Court
should they agree to bring in tolls
on the A22 Via do Infante, which
would greatly affect our community.
The Mayor told Lusa news agency
that the introduction of motorway
tolls “would have a tremendous
impact” on the Algarve.
Not only because the Via do Infante
represents the only alternative
to the “deadly” and extremely
basic EN 125, but also because
of the negative impact tolls would
have for tourism in general, as
well as the economic fabric of
the Algarve”, da Luz explained –
claiming that hundreds of small to
medium-sized regional businesses
that use the A22 on a daily basis
for the distribution of their goods
and services would be adversely
The Portimão mayor added that
he had already appealed to his
counterparts in other Algarve
boroughs to support court action,
particularly as “the whole region is
smarting due to the loss of 10.000
tourist stays over the last decade”.
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This dynamic team are a force to be reckoned
with. Only here for a short time, but already
running four successful, diverse businesses.
e recently met with an
intriguing couple, totally
he's Indian and she's
Portuguese; a dynamic team. In their
short time here in the Algarve, they
have successfully managed to open
four completely different, thriving
Karan by profession, is a Microsoft
Certified System Engineer. His wife,
Eulalia Maria Kumar, is a wonderful,
people loving person. They met in
Tunbridge Wells in 2005, where she
worked as a front of house manager
for a charming hotel. Maria has spent
her whole life in the hospitality trade
and fell in love with Karan instantly.
They later married in India, stopping
off to see Maria's family on the way
home. It was Karan's first time in
Portugal, and initially was not over
impressed. They both worked in
the UK for many years, for various
companies. In November 2009
Maria decided to visit her family in
Portugal to tell them exciting news
of her pregnancy, sadly though,
Maria lost their baby. Karan couldn't
get off from work but planned to
join her later. The last winter in
Scotland, where he was working,
was horrendous, so as soon as the
opportunity came, Karan flew to
Portugal to see Maria and escape the
bad weather. As soon as he stepped
off the plane into the sunshine,
Karan knew he was here for good.
For him it was heaven. He decided
that quality of life was important to
him, and after speaking with Maria,
they both agreed to make Portugal
their home. The timing seemed
perfect, and they immediately found
a business in Olhão for sale, a
small cafe bar, in a perfect location
opposite the Ria Formosa Natural
park. They decided to go for it,
although they had never even heard
of Olhão before. They fell in love with
the place instantly. After running
the cafe for a while, they heard of
another business opportunity, A
huge shop in the centre of town,
an investment opportunity, too
good to let go. So, they opened the
shop, selling clothes, bridal wear
and fashion accessories. As if two
shops weren't enough, Karan was
missing his computer work, so when
another shop became available
nearby, he couldn't help himself
but to open an internet shop, also
repairing pc's, and mobile phones.
Karan, who is originally from India,
was craving the cuisine he was
brought up on and, always open
to a challenge, he thought why not
open my own Indian restaurant? By
coincidence, they were living next
door to a Portuguese restaurant in
Pechao. He spoke to the owner and
reached an agreement to rent the
premises, and the Taj Mahal was
born. Maria told me they couldn't
have done it without the help of her
brother Antonio, a great friend, who
has sadly passed away. Maria takes
great strength from his memory,
although she misses him deeply. The
couple are firmly settled here in the
Algarve; by day Maria runs the Cat
and Kayak Cafe, by night she helps
out at the restaurant. Karan spends
the day at the computer shop and
recently bought Maria a gorgeous
Siberian Husky puppy named
Maya. The couple feel like they are
on a never ending honeymoon, but
are extremely hard working and
dedicated to their businesses. Take
time to meet this charming couple at
the Cafe or Computer Shop. Better
still, visit them for a curry; the food
at the restaurant is outstanding. You
can sit inside or in the gardens; the
staff are very attentive and the curry
is the best I've tasted in a long while.
To contact the restaurant, cafe, or
internet shop, please see the advert
for the Taj Mahal restaurant on page
7 for details.
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East Algarve residents take part in a West
End and Broadway standard musical.
atrina has been invited to
showcase her work in many
Algarve locations but this is
the first occasion it has been
seen in the eastern Algarve. The
delightful collection - produced by
an artist who began painting while
she lived in England – is well worth
A resident in Almancil since 2005,
Katrina’s exhibition demonstrates
developments in her style and
subject matter. Pictures range from
sky, sea, land and townscapes to a
series of recently produced still-life
Notably an artist who has embraced
every diverse aspect of the colour
blue, there are paintings of the
Cornish coast, Scottish Highlands,
northern Spain and Venice’s
seawater lagoon. Moving on from
there to Portugal’s whitewashed
villages in the Alentejo, she has
produced beautifully executed street
scenes tinged with soft blue skies
Dubbed as ‘the lady who paints
the blues’ – as opposed to Billie
Holliday, the lady who sang them
– Katrina has moved on from her
obsession, embracing a much
wider colour palette. Choosing to
represent local fruit and vegetables,
as seen in Algarve markets, there
are red pomegranates, shiny citrus,
gleaming peppers and smooth,
skinned, light-brown onions.
Working mostly with acrylic paints
she has recently been challenging
her application skills, diversifying
into pen and ink, charcoal, pastels
and aquarelle. Growing confident
with working in new mediums, it
will be interesting to see where her
artistry goes next?
The Art Bar in Olhão is attractively
refurbished. It is just East of the
Municipal Market on the opposite
side of the road.
Open 7 days per week from 3pm
The exhibition ends on September
Words Carolyn Kain Photograph Peter Kain
Breaking free from blue
A collection of paintings by artist Katrina
Rose is being displayed at the Art Bar on the
seafront in Olhão.
escribed as the biggest
show the Algarve has
seen for the last ten years,
'CHURCHILL - The Musical'
will have its World Premiere on
Friday 1st of October 2010 at the
With the stage play written by Derek
Charles Ash and Trevor Holman, and
sixteen new songs - lyrics by Derek
and music from Trevor who has
lived and worked in Moncarapacho
in the Eastern Algarve for the last 8
years, the show portrays both the
public and private life of Sir Winston
Churchill, from his loving marriage to
Clemmie through to his retirement
from all forms of public life, giving
an insight into the world of the man
voted: ‘The Greatest Briton to have
An emotional rollercoaster of a show
with an onstage cast of 50 actors,
singers and dancers, a backstage
crew of 25, West End standard sets
and scenery, over 150 costumes
and wigs brought from the UK and
with one of UK theatres top lighting
designers, this is without doubt the
'West End comes to the Algarve'
The show stars Jonathan Reynolds
who is currently playing the lead in
'42nd Street' in the UK, and Sarah
Pryde, also currently on stage in the
UK playing the female lead in 'Les
The show is being directed by Ray
Jeffery whose track record in the
world of musical theatre is second
to none. Winner of the prestigious
'Waterford Trophy' a record 26
times, Ray has directed over 1,700
stage musical productions including
the 'off London' World Premieres of
'La Cage aux Folles', 'Billy Elliot',
'Fiddler on the Roof' and the world
famous 'Les Miserables'.
the stage play of ‘CHURCHILL -
The Musical’ for the first time and
hearing the music: 'Wow! What a
Sir Cliff Richard, a fan of the show
having read the stageplay and heard
the music said: 'My very best wishes
to everyone involved in the premiere
performance of 'Churchill - The
Musical'. It's a brave and imaginative
project and I hope there's an exciting
and successful future in store.'
The Red Carpet World Premiere on
Friday 1st of October at the Lagoa
Auditorium will be followed by a
week long run of evenings and
matinees between the 2nd and the
8th of October
Tickets for this ground breaking
show for the Algarve are selling fast
with the opening night almost sold
out before the tickets were even
printed, so we recommend you order
yours as soon as possible by either
logging onto the show’s website at:
by telephoning 282 342 936.
From left to right: Victoria Morris,
David Sutton-Thompson, Trevor Holman,
Damian King, Sylvy Wilks, Ralph Keenan
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is BBQ time,
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egetables are an excellent
low calorie, low fat choice for
healthy barbecue foods for
summer. They can either be
placed directly on the grill, wrapped
in foil, or made into kebabs. Before
grilling, the vegetables can be
marinated in olive oil with lemon
juice, garlic or other herbs and spices
for about 15 minutes.
To make grilled vegetable kebabs,
cut the vegetables into approximately
1 inch cubes, and thread them onto
a wooden or metal skewer. Some
vegetables, such as tomatoes, cook
much faster than others, so for
best results when making kebabs,
combine vegetables that have
similar cooking times. It is best to
avoid cooking meat and vegetables
together on the same skewer,
because the vegetables cook faster,
and the center of the meat may turn
Some fruits and vegetables that
work well for grilling include:
Corn on the cob, red and green bell
peppers, Zucchini or other types of
summer squash, sweet red onions,
mushrooms, eggplant, pineapple,
When cooking vegetables directly on
the grill, cut them into large pieces,
so they don't fall through. Turn them
to prevent burning and brush with
marinade as they cook. Corn on the
cob can be placed directly on the
grill or wrapped in foil. To speed up
cooking time, steam the corn briefly
first, then place it on the grill to brown
Ways to Grill Potatoes
Potatoes are another great choice for
the grill, and they can be prepared in
a number of different ways. Potatoes
in their jackets can be wrapped in foil
and placed on the grill, or if the heat
isn't too intense, directly on the coals.
To avoid having the potatoes turn out
too dry, place about a tablespoon of
olive oil along with some salt, pepper,
herbs, or spices on the foil before
wrapping the potato. Whole potatoes
will cook in about 45-60 minutes.
To grill potatoes more quickly, cut
them lengthwise into six or eight
wedges, or crosswise into thick
slices. These pieces can be cooked
directly on the grill or in a grill basket.
They should be turned while cooking
to prevent them from burning. Thinner
slices of potato can be cooked in
foil packets. Place the potato slices
on a piece of foil, drizzle with oil
and add onions, garlic, peppers, or
other desired seasonings, and wrap
securely. Sliced potatoes wrapped
in foil packets cook in about 25
minutes. Use caution when opening
the foil packets after grilling, because
they may contain scalding hot steam.
Fish and Seafood
Salmon is an excellent healthy choice
for a summer barbecue. It can be
grilled either whole or cut into filets.
If grilling a whole, fresh salmon,
it should be cleaned, gutted, and
scaled. Cut slits every two inches and
season with onions, lemon, salt and
pepper, or herbs. Wrap the salmon
in foil and leave an opening for the
steam to escape. Cook a 5-7 pound
salmon for 20-30 minutes, or longer
for a larger fish; it will be flaky when
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wimmer’s ear or otitis
externa is an infection
or inflammation of the
external ear and ear canal.
Swimmer’s ear is usually caused
due to excess exposure to water.
When the ear drenches wet in water,
moisture penetrates the water-
resistant layer and the skin becomes
soft and wrinkled when they remain
in water for a long period of time.
Bacteria and funghi are able to
exist on the surface of such water
exposed skin without any harmful
effects. But if there is a break in the
skin's normal barrier, these bacteria
from contaminated water or objects
placed in the ear can easily slip
inside the skin, causing swimmer’s
Some of the various signs and
symptoms that could mean the
pain in the ear is Swimmer’s ear can
include itchy or painful ear, sensitivity
to ear movement, decreased
hearing, yellowish or milky discharge
coming out of ear, swelling in the ear
or lymph nodes on the neck and
sensation of fullness in the ear.
Mild swimmer’s ear can be treated
with a few drops of white vinegar
placed in both ears. Put a few drops
of vinegar in one ear and leave it in
the ear canal for about five minutes
before turning the ear down in order
to drain the solution. It is advisable to
repeat this twice a day for three days.
It is most effective against any fungal
or bacterial infection as the acetic
acid inhibits the growth of bacteria.
But if the symptoms continue a
Doctor’s visit is recommended.
To avoid the relapse of Swimmers
ear we recommend applying some
oil before getting in the pool to avoid
water flushing out protective oils in
the ear. After a swim turn the head
and gently pull the ear in different
directions to drain any water left
inside and then gently wipe the
outer ear with a soft towel. Avoid
swimming in dirty or polluted waters
and even if you unwillingly do so, be
safe and wear earplugs when you
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done. Salmon filets can be cooked
directly on the grill. Oil the grill first
to prevent sticking, and turn the filets
once while cooking.
Shrimp is delicious barbecued, and
can be grilled on a skewer. Marinate
the shrimp before grilling for about
10 minutes, and baste with marinade
while on the grill.
Incorporating these tasty and healthy
barbecue foods into your menus
helps avoid the usual fat-laden
cheeseburgers and other unhealthy
foods. Lighten up the family cookouts
and try some of these tips at the next
Shrimp, rich in protein, selenium
and vitamin B12 must be properly
selected and stored to maintain their
freshness. Here are tips on how to
cook raw shrimp the healthy way.
Before we look at how to cook raw
shrimp, let’s look at their health
benefits. Shrimp is an excellent
source of selenium. You would be
surprised that it’s an excellent source
of protein, which is low in fat and
A mere four ounces of shrimp
provides you with 23.7 grams of
protein, which is close to half the
RDA for protein with 112 calories and
a fat content of hardly a gram. Let it
be known that shrimp is also rich in
vitamin D and vitamin B12.
Selecting and Storing.
To ensure cooking shrimp that are
fresh and uncontaminated, follow
these selection and storage tips.
Which to choose? Fresh or frozen
shrimp? If you would like to keep
your shrimp for a long while, then
you could go for the frozen variety.
Frozen shrimp can last up to a month
with proper storage. Fresh shrimp,
on the other hand, start losing their
freshness after a few days.
How do you determine whether
shrimp are fresh or not? You want to
choose shrimp that have firm bodies
with their shells intact. Avoid shrimp
that have black spots on the shell.
This is a sign that the shrimp is losing
its freshness. Also stay away from
shrimp with yellowing shells, which
is usually an indication of chemical
being used to bleach the shell.
Another good way of determining
the freshness of shrimp is by smell.
Shrimp with a saltwater smell are
fresh. Avoid buying shrimp that smell
unpleasant. Avoid buying shrimp that
are prepackaged, as you would not
be able to get a good indication of its
freshness through smell.
To store, refrigerate the shrimp soon
after buying. If that’s not possible,
and it would take you hours before
you could refrigerate them, ask for
a bag of ice for temporary storage.
Otherwise, place them in a cooler if
you have one in your car.
One way of extending the freshness
of shrimp is by freezing them. To
do this, wrap the shrimp nicely and
place them in the coldest part of the
refrigerator (not too close to the door).
To defrost shrimp, place them in a
bowl of cold water or defrost them in
the refrigerator itself. Avoid defrosting
at room temperature or by placing
them in a microwave oven. Doing
so could lead to a loss of nutrients
through the loss of moisture.
Proper defrosting allows for evenness
in cooking and keeps out bacterial
contamination. It would also kill any
bacteria when the shrimp is cooked.
Shrimp could be cooked with the
head and shell intact. They can be
removed after cooking. Cooking
with the shell on allows you to enjoy
the full flavor of shrimp via the shell,
which traps taste-giving moisture.
Healthy ways of cooking shrimp
include baking, boiling and grilling.
There’s no short supply of shrimp
cooking recipes on the Internet.
Small and medium-sized shrimp
take about 3 to 4 minutes to boil. A
large shrimp would take from 5 to 8
minutes and a jumbo shrimp would
take above seven minutes.
Large shrimp are suitable for grilling
and baking. Marinating them first for
a few hours would be a good idea.
An oven temperature of 350 degrees
Fahrenheit would be suitable for
baking, but would take a few minutes
longer than grilling.
If you must lightly fry shrimp, use
Now that you know how to cook raw
shrimp, why not try some tonight?
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he newly transformed Quinta
Palmeiras garden centre is
over 25 years old, and is
rumoured to be the first in
the Algarve. The previous owners
decided to move on, and Diogo's
heart ruled his head when it came to
deciding whether he should pursue
it or not. The opportunity to take
over the garden centre was a dream
come true for him, the place always
gave him a special feeling.
Diogo Mota, who is from the north
of Portugal, came to the East Al-
garve six years ago to study golf
course maintenance. He previously
worked for over eight years for a va-
riety of gardening companies in the
West of the Algarve.
He started the GeoJardim Compa-
ny in 2008, which mainly provided
specialist work, irrigation, construc-
tion, and garden maintenance, so
it seemed a natural progression for
Diogo to take over the garden cen-
tre as the businesses went hand in
hand. His interest in plants began
during a work spell in Holland. Dio-
gos decision to move to the Algarve
was to be nearer to family, and the
large amount of rain fall in the North.
Much to his surprise, the garden
centre has proven to be an over-
whelming experience. He thrives
on the daily contact with the variety
of customers, sharing his knowl-
edge and years of experience. He
also kept the original staff from the
centre. The lady photographed with
Diogo is D. Aurora, who planted the
now huge palms twenty five years
ago. He tries to have a large variety
of plants, such as Palms and Cycas,
a large variety of ornamental plants
and trees, cacti and aquatics. The
centre boasts a large variety of
trees that are, in the case of the
Olive trees, a thousand years old.
The fruit trees are fifteen to twenty
years old, therefore you don't have
to wait for them to mature and pro-
duce good fruit, it can be sampled
straight away. You will also find a
large selection of aromatic herbs,
and wild strawberry plants. As well
as all the plants and trees, you will
find everything you need for healthy
growing plants, pots, bark and fer-
tiliser. The centre is also a represn-
tative of Umbrosa, who create inno-
vative shade creations, the red sail
in the main photo for example.
Diogos main goal for the future is
to get more involved with commu-
nity projects such as schools for
example. He also wants to organise
workshops and create a leisure area
at the centre for families to come.
Diogo wants people to come and
enjoy the ambiance of the place, re-
lax, take a stroll, read a magazine,
ask him technical questions and to
be more than just a place that sells
plants. Quinta Palmeiras is a unique
place in the East Algarve, a true
landmark and well worth a visit.
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Cabanas revivedPhotographs by Richard Bassett
abanas, a former fishing
village, is approximately five
kilometres east of Tavira.
The village derived its name
from the huts (cabanas) that were
erected during the early 18th century
by the tuna fishermen to store their
fishing gear in. They then eventually
built houses for themselves as well
and the fishing village of Cabanas
de Tavira was born. It also forms part
of the lagoons of the Ria Formosa
nature reserve. Cabanas undertook
a major facelift this year. The new
boardwalk now offers great views
across the lagoon and backed by
numerous bars and restaurants,
Cabanas is becoming a stylish place
Cabanas is also blessed with a
glorious beach. Reaching the beach
can be an adventure - you need
to take to the water. Small 9 or 10
person ferries go backwards and
forwards to the island. It is only one
Euro return, under 10's go free. They
run frequently and you don't need
sea legs. It takes a couple of minutes
and you won't get wet. It is actually
possible to swim across if you're
Once on the island you follow the
boardwalk out past a well-positioned
beach café with great views back to
the mainland or out to sea. The beach
disappears off into the distance so
no problems finding a quiet spot. If
you enjoy a good walk, turn left and
you will eventually be rewarded by
the sight of the village of Fabrica,
far away across the lagoon. High
on the hill, the church and fortress
of Cacela Velha can be seen. As in
Tavira, the low tide sees the locals
wading in the lagoon, collecting shell
life for their family dinner or to sell.
Fishing still plays a major role in the
economy of Cabanas but for the last
30 years tourism has also played
an ever increasing role. What was,
until a few years ago, a small, sleepy
village with a handful of cafés, is now
a very popular tourist resort. As with
any popular area, new apartments
and houses are springing up around
Cabanas, but certainly, as of yet, it
hasn't detracted from the character
of the town.
The Avenida Ria Formosa runs the
length of the lagoon and with the
waterfront work completed this
year, there are parking bays along
the front and most of it is one way
which has eased the traffic problem
considerably. With freshly cobbled
roads and pavements there is safely
room for the numerous cafes and
restaurants to have tables outside
and it is very sereen. A boarded
walkway runs the entire length of the
Avenida (starting at the fishing port
at the western end) and has seats
and sunshades at intervals - great
for taking in the view and listening
to nothing but the water lapping
around the boats.
At the eastern end there is a shady
area, frequented by campervans and
just beyond, green fields and trees
and a 17th century fort. The fort,
São João da Barra, was originally
built in 1656 by Conde Val de Reis. It
has since been restored and is now
To the west of Cabanas lies the
'Octopus Capital' of the Algarve
- Santa Luzia! In latter years the
fishermen of the village turned
their talents wholeheartedly to
catching octopus and to this day
lower clay pots to the sea bed in
the shallower waters to lure the
octopus in. Octopus is considered
quite a delicacy although it can be
an acquired taste!
Cabanas is a delightfully 'chilling'
place where any sense of 'urgency'
simply disappears! The view across
the calm, crystal clear waters of the
lagoon to the beach, with brightly
coloured fishing boats along the
waters edge, really is picturesque.
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ven though the East
Algarve has seen many
new developments being
built over the past 5 years,
it remains largely unspoilt. August
is always the busiest time of the
year, just look at the traffic. Also
some beaches get crowded but
there are also many stretches still
little frequented, you just need to
work a bit harder to find them. In
the Eastern Algarve, Tavira is still
generating a lot of interest for many
good reasons. The past ten years
saw the opening of the 4 star Vila
Galé hotel in Tavira, the Albacora
hotel owned by the same group and
more recently the opening of the
Convento da Graça in the center of
Tavira, a lovingly converted convent.
On the Quinta da Ria golf course
the Robinson Club opened a 5 star
hotel resort. In Germany, Robinson
is one of the market leaders of
quality tourism. Various new golf
courses have opened of which the
Monte Rei Golf & Country Club is
without doubt the most exclusive
and cosmopolitan development
of its kind in the Eastern Algarve.
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Choose the perfect colour scheme with the colour wheel.
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he colour wheel is a valuable tool that can help you
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Mix equal amounts of two primary colours to create
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green (blue yellow) and orange (red yellow).
Mix one primary colour with larger amounts
of another primary colour to create tertiary
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Warm and Cozy Colours, on the upper
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Cool and soothing colours, located on the left side of the
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Neutral colours include shades of white, grey and
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Neutral colours can be stylish and dramatic.
For instance, black and white are neutral
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Complementary colours are located
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medium to light yellow.
Related colours are located next to each other on the
colour wheel. These colours produce a less contrasting
effect than complementary colours.
The Colour Wheel
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his article covers all aspects of do it yourself
landscape design from measuring your plot to
planting, all based on mostly outline designing
on paper. However, you can still use a lot of this
information if you're using landscape software. I've tried
to keep this as simple as possible.
Preparation And Measuring Your Landscaping Plot.
Some people can find measuring their plot accurately
a bit difficult and intimidating. So the first step in this
process is to make measuring as easy as possible. You
may or may not be aware that you can usually get a map
or site survey of your property from either your builder,
developer, or at your local county records office. This is
or should be a to-scale drawing plan of your house and
plot. Generally, the map won't be the scale you will use
in designing but transposing the scale is pretty simple.
(We'll talk about scale in a minute.) More than anything,
we'll use this map in landscape planning, as a design aid
for accuracy, to see the "real" shape of your plot, and for
locating utilities and property lines.
Make sure the house is where it's supposed to be on
the map by checking the distance from the house to the
street. And make sure that the north arrow is pointing
north and all other measurements are correct. If the
information on the map is correct, you already have a
base landscape plan to work with. Keep it handy for
accuracy and reference.
If a map isn't available or if you just prefer, you can do
your planning on a graph paper fairly easily. You can
purchase single sheets of graph paper at art supply or
office supply stores. But buy more than one sheet. Just
in case. Check the grids on the graph paper to make
sure that they match the scale you would like to use in
your landscape design. Most designers prefer to work
with landscape plans drawn to a scale where 1 cm =
1m or 1 cm = 5m. This means that every 1m (or 5m) of
actual measure equals 1 cm on your plan. Use a scale
that will ensure that your entire landscape will fit on
one single sheet of paper. It will be necessary to take a
measurement of your entire plot perimeter to know this.
The easiest way to accurately measure a landscape is to
start in either the front or back garden. It really doesn't
matter which. But for the sake of this article let's just say
we'll start the design in the front garden.
Measure from the front corners of the house to the front
property lines and from the front corners of the house
to the side property lines. Mark these measurements
on your graph paper. Now you have the exact location
of your house on your lot. From this starting corner,
measure the exterior walls and all angles of your house
and draw them onto your graph paper. Once you've
done this you'll have an exact template of your house
and front garden. Next, measure from the back of the
house to the back property lines. Don't forget to include
measurements of sidewalks, decks, driveways and any
other permanent elements on the property. If there are
existing trees, shrubs, or anything that you wish to keep,
measure and place them accurately on your landscape
planning template as well.
There, now you have a base design to work with. But
before you begin landscape planning, take a trip to the
nearest copy machine and make four or five copies of
your base plan. Trust me on this. You might mess up,
change your mind, or want to do several different design
Let's start designing.
I'm sure that you already have a few great ideas and
plans for your landscape but now is the time to expand
your possibilities and vision and to gather as many ideas
First, a site analysis will not only generate some great
ideas, it will also eliminate the possibility that any
necessary elements have been overlooked. Now, take a
real good look at some of the different landscapes in your
area and community. Look at your neighbors' gardens.
What are your likes and dislikes of these? What plants
and types of plants work? Which ones don't? Take in as
many ideas as you can. Check out the libraries and the
Remember though, the key to using other peoples
designs isn't in finding the perfect design to fit your
garden. It's in using parts of all the ideas you find. It's
a good time to consider the theme or themes, and style
or styles that you will follow in your design. The general
form your landscape takes will be a direct reflection of
whatever you choose. The style of your home should
definitely be an influencing factor of landscape planning.
Styles and themes are different. Different styles may
be considered formal, informal, English, Victorian, etc.
Themes or theme gardens on the other hand revolve
around a specific subject or passion. I'll point out here
that any garden style can have its own theme or themes.
Your local library, books, and your neighbors' gardens
are all potential sources for other great ideas.
The first step in planning uses a designers "trick" called
a bubble graph. At this point you're not interested in the
exact size or shape of each activity area. This is just a
simple rough sketch of the various activity areas using
loose shapes (or bubbles) to identify each area. Begin
this step by using one of the copies of your base plan
or by placing a fresh sheet of tracing paper over your
base plan. This is still in the planning stage so don't be
afraid to wad it up, throw it in the trash, and start over
(now you can see why you made several copies of your
base plan). Use a soft lead pencil for easy erasing and
for trying a lot of different ideas.
Begin drawing the different elements of your landscape
design by first keeping only two things in mind:
1 The information you gathered from your site analysis.
2 How you will move through your garden or garden to
get from one place to the next.
Take a walk through your garden and plot out the natural
paths of movement you will use to get to sheds, gates,
pools, play areas, etc. This is where you need to place
paths or walk ways on your plan. Sketch them down.
For added interest, you may want to make your paths
curvy and not straight. Curves add a sense of motion
and smooth, graceful, natural flow to the landscape.
Remember that the edges of your paths can also be
used as borders for flower beds and gardens and to
separate different areas or themes. It's all starting to
come together now isn't it. At this point you should
already have the theme, themes, style, or styles in mind
that you gathered from the different ideas resources
You may or may not have considered the specific plants
you plan to use. This is OK. The placement, size and
spacing of plants is more important than the actual
plants at this point. For instance, you might say this is
where I want a tree for shade or this is where I want
a hedge to screen out noise or neighbours, or this is
where I want a flower bed, or…etc. You get the picture.
However, you may want to check out some guidelines
for plant selection which you can locate in any good
planting guide either now or in future reference. If you
go there now, just keep what you learn in mind until it's
time to actually select plants.
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I would like to note here that one of the biggest problems
that people have in designing their own landscape is the
inability to see and design beyond what already exists.
As you've been drawing you've probably attempted
to use existing site conditions as they are and design
around them. There's nothing wrong with this but try
and remember that you are designing a new landscape
here and you can change almost anything to create
your dream landscape. Use some of the ideas in the
landscape planning books and references mentioned
Now is the time to consider if you need to change any
slopes or grades to accommodate for drainage or any of
your activity areas. Can you change any slopes or grades
to create new activity areas? Do you need retaining
walls, terracing, or stairs? How about small hills? Make
these changes as you see necessary. OK, now that you
have all the necessities and "have to's" in place, let's
look at some of the frilly details.
We're almost to the point of creating your final master
plan and transposing your bubble graph into a real
working design. The following elements will help you to
define, separate, create different "rooms", and create
themes for your landscape. Although these elements
can be considered as "filler", they are the focal points,
character, and points of interest that your whole design
will revolve around.
Water features, ponds, garden statues, garden decor,
gazebos, arbors, bridges, and decks should now be
given some consideration. If up to this point you've had
spaces that you've wondered what will go here and what
will go there, these could possibly fill those spaces. You
can create entire "rooms", themes, and separations
around these elements.
Now you may feel that I've gone about this process all
backwards but my experience with home owners and
do-it-yourselfers has proven that placing the necessities
first and designing around them works best. You may
now need to make a few
adjustments to walk ways
and such to make everything
OK, now go out into your
garden and try to visualize
how it will look. Can you see
it? How does it feel? Using
stakes and string, paint, or
even laying a rope or water
hose along lines can help
to visualize the final layout.
Take notes and make
changes now because
we're almost ready to do the finished design.
The Master Plan.
OK, now you basically have your landscape plan. We're
going to clean it up a bit and put it to scale. This will be
the genuine "blueprint" that you will follow.
Trace your final design to the scale you've chosen onto
a clean sheet of paper or onto another one of your base
plans. Show all your base plan elements like property
lines, house, walk ways, and existing structures and
plants that you want to keep. Add in new areas and label
materials and structures which will be added. The next
step is choosing plants which fit in your landscape and
that will fit the needs gathered in your site analysis. If
you're already familiar with plants this should be fairly
easy. But whether you are or aren't familiar with plants,
I suggest you check out a plant selection book to help
with this .
Place plants into your design and label them for
reference. Your design is done.
Now that your design is done there is one more step
that needs to be taken care of. And although this is the
last step it will be one of the first project you do now
that you know where everything goes. This last step is
the layout of your irrigation and sprinkler system. Don't
design this part of the plan onto your master landscape
planning sheet. Either use a piece of tracing paper or
make a copy of your master design and use it.
1 Take your design to one or all of the irrigation suppliers
in your area and ask them to help you. Many irrigation
suppliers will help you with your design. Some for free or
for a very small price.
2 Ask a landscape or irrigation contractor to design it.
Some contractors have a design service.
As you finish up your project, remember to place sleeves
for irrigation, lighting, etc. under paths, patios and other
If heavy equipment will be used to deliver, or carry
materials, it is best done before any new lawn or sod is
installed. And the last thing
installed should be your
ground cover and lawn.
There you have it. A
simplified, step by step
guide to landscape
planning. The only
decisions you have to
make now are what
materials you want to use.
Brick, flagstone, or gravel
for paths? Mulch or gravel
for flower beds? Etc.
I hope this helps.
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have been promoted as
a way to reduce pollution
and the possibility of global
warming and to conserve energy.
Due to the economy of scale, petrol
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distribute, but higher taxes on fossil
fuels makes them just as expensive
as other fuels such as natural gas,
biodiesel or electric batteries, at a
huge cost to the consumer in the
form of inflation as transportation
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Proponents claim that cars should
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applied to mass transit projects, en-
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A fuel tax (also known as a petrol,
gasoline or gas tax, or as a fuel duty)
is an excise tax imposed on the sale
of fuel. In most countries the fuel
tax is imposed on fuels which are
intended for transportation but fuel
used to power agricultural vehicles,
and/or home heating oil which is
similar to diesel are taxed at a differ-
ent, usually lower, rate. In the UK a
pink dye is added to the fuel that is
easily seen by excise agents in the
In the United States, the fuel tax
receipts are often targeted at trans-
portation projects so that the fuel tax
is considered by many as a user fee
which is fed back into improving the
road system. In other countries, the
fuel tax is a source of general reve-
nue that the government uses for its
own pet projects. The UK has his-
torically had the highest fuel tax that
was originally conceived to reduce
the number of miles driven by private
motorists and to reduce the speed at
which they drive. Many people see
it as a punishment dished out by the
liberals that has been hijacked by all
parties as a general double-taxing of
a necessary commodity.
Because of the relatively inelastic
nature of demand for fuel (one of
those clever MBA phrases meaning
the demand doesn’t change much
when the price changes) in the short
run the tax will be an effective source
of revenue. In the long run, however,
the demand may be more elastic, as
people gradually adjust their con-
sumption of fuel; that is, over a pe-
riod of years, people will use less as
Its Role in energy policy
The Fuel Tax
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the price increases (by switching to
more fuel-efficient cars, public tran-
sit, cycling, walking, consolidating
trips, carpooling, or traveling less).
However, whether the demand for
fuel is high or not in the long run is
an empirical question (we will see
by experience how the future will af-
fect it), and the people’s reaction to
price rises may change over time, for
example, as new technologies and
products which are substitutes and/
or compliments become available.
Many European countries such as
the UK, France, and Italy use a fuel
tax to decrease dependence on
fossil fuels (that often have to be
imported and affect the balance of
payments negatively), reduce traffic
and reduce pollution. You may recall
that in a previous issue of the East
Algarve Magazine, whilst debunking
the global warming fraud in govern-
ment sponsored scientific studies,
we supported the Portuguese Gov-
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trols and wind farms, not for global
warming prevention, but for balance
of payment issues.
In some regions of the world, differ-
ences in fuel taxes between coun-
tries result in a significant level of
cross-border purchasing of motor
fuel. This is particularly true in Eu-
rope, where large differences in fuel
taxes, coupled with minimal or no
border controls, encourage drivers
to cross borders for the sole pur-
pose of filling up their tanks with fuel.
Some states, such as Luxembourg,
Andorra, Gibraltar, have strategi-
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more cross-border fill-ups, which ul-
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countries' customs regulations per-
mit the duty-free import of the con-
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but there are exceptions. Singapor-
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n 1870 in the mid-west of the
USA, a cowpoke strode into a
saloon and tossed a Silver Dollar
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he mozied over to the card table to
enjoy his drink as cowpokes did.
Meanwhile, over in New York, New
York, a latter day yuppie strode out
of the Bank and into the Hotel, where
he took out a crisp new One Dollar
Bill and waved it at the barman. He
too took a bottle of Bourbon and
slid over to the snug in the corner
and joined the group of bankers
discussing the day’s events. A silver
Dollar was worth the same as a $1
you had a $1 note and a Silver Dollar
in your pocket. Suppose you went
into a bar and offered the barman
the $1 bill for a bottle of Bourbon,
what would be his reaction? Now
suppose you showed him the Silver
Dollar, he would take that from you
and give you a bottle of Bourbon
and a few $1 bills in change. A Silver
Dollar is now worth $17 bills or more.
Think about this for a minute; it
suggests that inflation in real terms
over the last 140 years in $1 bill
terms is 1,700%. One thousand
seven hundred percent! Why do I
say “real terms”? Because Silver is
real money, $1bills are FIAT currency
that can be (and are) printed at will
by the U.S. Government. A few
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appeared in somebody’s account. If
you think this sounds like fraud, you
are probably correct, the only point
to remember is that the law can be
changed by the same people who are
creating the money. So the best we
can say to be sure of being correct is
that it is an immoral system.
Now those of us who can remember
the 50’s will remember a loaf of bread
in the UK being 11d (11 old pence)
which in current terms is less than
5p. A decent loaf of bread is now
over one UK Pound, so inflation in
England just since the 50’s is at least
2,000%, so we can’t go pointing
fingers at the U.S.A.
If there is a moral to this story it is
that you must protect yourself when
you see accelerating price rises;
it is a sure sign of inflation. There
is no possibility of deflation taking
place, as it does not suit the central
bankers; they will fight tooth and nail
to prevent it. Hyperinflation is our
greatest enemy at the moment; it
can wipe out a generation’s saving
in a few months, forcing retirees
back to work in their old age. In our
opinion the best way of protecting
oneself is with Silver Coins; but then
we are not investment advisors.
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irst of all, equipment. Golf can
be cheaper than most other
games. If you can afford the
best, by all means do so, but there
is no need for the beginner to buy
a full set of fourteen clubs and an
expensive bag, many golf shops can
provide second hand or new cheap
clubs. Basic needs are Woods No's
3 and 5, Irons No's 5, 7 and 9,
Sandwedge, Putter and small bag.
You cannot possibly teach yourself
golf. By not starting with basic
lessons from a P.G.A Qualified
Professional, you only make your
golf more expensive in the
long run, do not be in too
much of a hurry to play 18
holes, the time spent in
learning and practice will
pay big dividends and add
enjoyment to the game.
Firstly, every part of your
body, arms and legs must
be relaxed, but once you
have learnt how to relax,
and hold the club firmly,
yet not so tightly as to
cause tension, practice
on your own can help to
make your hands strong yet flexible,
and talking of hands, I will always
remember Sir Henry Cotton telling
me the importance of the hands in
golf. I was fortunate enough to be an
Assistant Professional to the great
man from 1967-1971. It's ironic that
more than forty years later, I am the
Professional at the last course he
designed, here at Benamor. I learnt
so much from him, we used to play
a lot together, and just watching
the Master in action was a fantastic
learning process for me. He had
without doubt, the best pair of hands
I have ever seen on a golf club. One
thing he told me to practice, was
to squeeze a squash ball or rubber
ball as an exercise to strengthen
the fingers. A very good tip for you
readers. He also practiced a lot of
one handed shots, if you can play
with one hand, it is easy to play with
Henry stressed that arms, hands
and fingers give 85% of the power
Finally, to end this months article,
something for you beginners to
think about. If you play poorly one
day, forget it. If you play
poorly the next time out,
review your fundamentals
of grip, stance, aim and ball
position. Most mistakes
are made before the club
is swung. If you play poorly
for a third time, come and
have a lesson with me. Call
Benamor reception 281
320 880 to book. Half an
hour costs 32.50 euros and
1 hour costs 50.00 euros.
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Pro stats Name: Keith Ashdown
Title: P.G.A. Resident professional
Pro since: 1964
Born: Crowborough, Sussex, U.K.
•Winner of more than 100 professional
golf tournaments in Europe.
•Represented G.B. and Ireland in the
P.G.A. Cup against the U.S.A.
•16 Hole in ones (4 on par 4’s)
•Course record holder at Benamor, 65 (6
under par), although has scored 60
strokes on 3 occasions (Not counted
as a course record as they were not
scored in a professional competition)
More expert advice from Benamor's resident professional!
Address: Rua 25 de Abril Nr 18A
Conceição, Tavira Algarve Portugal
Tel 00351-281 326 939 Tlm 00351-915 424 642
We are here
This months offer
The Mad Hatters
Open every day
Noon till Midnight
9.30 am till Noon
Old Specked Hen
The Mad Hatters
The Mad hatters
by the military
bridge in the
centre of Tavira.
Tel 00351 281 323 886
fully air conditioned bar
Draught Beers & Ciders:
Guinness, John Smiths, Sagres, Strongbow
Ciders: Magners and Magners Pear
DRAUGHT & BOTTLED BEERS from €1
Grimsby cod, chips, mushy peas, bread &
butter and pot of tea €6, Supersize for €8.
Pub food served and all day English breakfast.
Call to arrange early Tee time breakfast.
and Cup football,
Tavira Rugby club
Sítio do canal. tlm. 917 536 135 / 918 646 544
(gas station Santa Barbara de Nexe 400m. up and
300m. left by the well.)
body for just a
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or a dinner. The
will make you
feel at home and
We have different
wines by the glass
or bottle, zero
from draft and
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Open from 17.00h,
Sunday from 16.00h
Closed on Wednesdays
Golf, to the
newcomer or beginner
Try to practice feet
together shots. Use a
7 Iron, off low tee, with
half swing. This exercise
will give you the feeling
of using your hands and
knees, not your body.
Day rate 20 Euro's
7 days for 100 Euro's